‘Entwined’ by Minos Nikolalakis

An official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Entwined will open in virtual theaters August 28th, with an on demand release to follow on September 8th.

Panos (Prometheus Aleifer), a city doctor, relocates his practice to a remote village and quickly falls for Danae (Anastasia Rafaella Konidi), who lives in isolation with a mysterious skin condition. Determined to find Danae a cure, Panos learns of her dark secret and that all is not what it seems.

Entwined is inspired by Greek folk tales and their rural customs. My intention is to offer a mystical story that feels familiar yet unique both in its execution and setting. The idea behind the film germinated in my mind while living up in a secluded Cretan village. In such places, myths and villagers’ everyday behavior regarding superstitions and the supernatural is quite something! All these memories have firmly embedded themselves in my memory and my work.

Minos Nikolakakis, director Entwined

Entwined Official Trailer

Director: Minos Nikolakakis
Writers: John de Holland & Minos Nikolakakis
Cinematographer: Thodoros Mihopoulos, GSC
Editor: Giorgos Georgopoulos
Production Designer: Chrysa Daponte
Music: Sotiris Debonos
Sound: Yannis Antypas
Hair & Makeup: Ioanna Symeonidi
Special Makeup Effects: Prokopis Vlaseros
Visual Effects: Melancholy Star & Kent
Producers: Minos Nikolakakis & Lilette Botassi
Executive Producer: Inkas Film Productions
Co-producers: Greek Film Center, ERT, Multivision, Authorwave, Melancholy Star, Hellenicki Techniki

About the filmmaker

Minos Nikolakakis has been producing/directing films since 2000. They focus on themes of cultural heritage, myth, and magic realism and have participated in international festivals (including LA Shorts Fest, Cinemed Montpellier, Uppsala, and Flickers Fest). His films have had theatrical releases and have won awards and have also been supported by the Greek Broadcaster ERT SA. His short The Attic (2012) was screened in Egbert Baque Contemporary Art Gallery Berlin: David Bowie Exhibition. They have been used as a teaching medium in seminars at the Department of Film Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Nikolakakis has an MA in civil engineering and worked as one in order to support his passion for filmmaking.

Inkas Film Productions has produced and coproduced national and international feature films, short films, and documentaries. Most of them have received Media and Eurimages support and have successfully participated in major international film festivals such as Cannes, Berline, Montreals, Mannheim, and Antalya. Along with winning various awards, they have also received international distribution. INKAS has trained students from both Media Training (Rome) and Leonardo Da Vinci II (Spain) programs. In 2004, they organized Athens based workshops for EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) focusing on professional training, project development, and networking organization for audiovisual producers in partnership with SAPOE (Association of Greek Independent Audiovisual Producers). Managing Director Lilette Botassi has worked as a Production Manager, Location Manager, and Line Producer in more than 40 international feature films that included filming in Greece. 

FILMOGRAPHY (as director)
2019 Entwined
2012 The Attic (Short Film)
2009 The Happy Life (Short Film)
2007 Marionette (Short Film)
2005 The Present (Short Film)
2003 Ticket to Ride (Short Film)

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